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Drip Irrigation Benefits Crops, Water and Habitat for California Farmer

During times of water scarcity, like California’s recent drought, it’s tempting to take on a binary view of the world.  This was definitely the case with agriculture, which appeared to be at odds with everyone: farms vs. fish, farm vs. cities, farms vs. regulators.  As a dominant water user in the state, they were easy targets.

But when one digs deeper, it’s obvious that many in the agricultural community want to move beyond this debate and do things differently. Yes growing food and fiber takes water, but there are plenty of farmers laser-focused on improving irrigation efficiency, maximizing multi-benefit solutions and striking a balance between growing crops and preserving the environment. Continue reading

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Planting Seeds to Create Change – Growing a Healthy Future

At Toro, our commitment to education, enrichment and the enjoyment of outdoor landscapes runs deep. With that in mind, Toro has partnered with Gardens to Grow In to help students throughout the Calaveras School District learn about drip irrigation. Continue reading

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Cal Poly’s Sustainable Agriculture Training at Archi’s Acres

Archi’s AcresA great opportunity from Archi’s Acres and Cal Poly Pomona! The Sustainable Agriculture Training (SAT) 12-week, Nights & Weekend course kicks off on January 19th! Hurry, there’s only 3 seats left! Continue reading

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Learn More About Water, Science & Technology at the 2014 Water Technology Conference

The 2014 Water Technology Conference will be held on Thursday, May 8 at the Veteran’s Memorial Building in Clovis, California. This event, presented by the International Center for Water Technology (ICWT), features an impressive line-up of technical speakers, exhibitors, poster sessions and networking opportunities.

To register or for more information, go to www.californiawater.org, www.icwt.net, or call 559.278.2066. Continue reading

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